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Winter Newsletter 2014/2015


KCC Sittingbourne Sportshall under 11s results
Three teams were entered into this sportshall competition and did extremely well  (especially with only three sessions of training) coming 6th and 7th  out of  27 teams in Kent. Congratulations to all those who took part. In particular to Lily Lane who came in first place in the ball push competition and Isabelle Harding who came second place overall in the standing long jump with 2.10m and she also came 7th in the ball push. Grace Lane came in 4th place and Nicole Reichhelm came 9th place in speed bounce.  Chloe Sands came 9th place in vertical jump.

Forthcoming competitions:
The sportshall athletics competition season is coming to a close.  There is one more event at Swanley on 1st March. The events are foam javelin, standing triple long jump, vertical jump, speed bounce, obstacle relay, 1 lap hurdles or 1 lap flat.  We must have at least one team of 4 to enter.  If you would like your child to be entered to get some experience of competitions please see or contact Ralph.  The new sportshall competition circuit will start again in October and by then we will have had much more specific training.

Please remember to check your child in and out at the beginning and end of every athletics session either with Ralph or myself  (Laura) and make sure that we have your contact details.

Calling all parent helpers
We are also looking for parent helpers at each session. This involves helping the coach to set up any equipment and taking a group for a particular element of training. Whilst this is a voluntary task, for every parent helper that helps more than 10 hours in each year the £5 monthly friends fee is waived. Please see Ralph if you would like to get involved and for more information.

Athletics handbooks
Could all children please also bring their athletics 365 workbooks to each session as we shall be working from these. The athletics 365 programme consists of 9 stages of athletics training rather like the belts in Judo or Karate. Once each level of training and competence is reached a certificate of achievement is given.